There are several reasons as to why someone will grow a beard. It could be to follow the trend or even to cover a scar. Is there a bad reason to grow a mane? For the love of beards, what’s your reason for growing?
I’m not trendy!
Actually, I am! But I didn’t grow a beard because I wanted to be a hipster or to follow the latest trend. I grew a beard because a picture inspired me. I’ll get to that in a minute.
I had been thinking about growing a beard for some time and had quite often gone beyond the stubble stage. However, I always reverted to shaving as my work at the time required it. I don’t think it’s as strict now as it was then! I changed jobs and felt like had a bit more freedom.
Ah, yes, the picture. I was researching beards and beard products in a quest to learn more before going for it. As I was researching I stumbled upon a picture of possibly the greatest beard had ever seen!
The beard in question belonged to Eric Bandholz, the founder of Beardbrand. It was the catalyst for me to try and grow a beard as awesome as Eric’s!! That has obviously never happened! For copyright reasons I can’t put that picture on here but you can visit the website through this link. Eric Bandholz epic beard!
I have tried to shape my beard and failed which meant having to shave it off or trim it back. This has set me back several times but now I am ready!
Well, I am a lot more patient than I used to be. I also only occasionally trim my beard. The only thing I do is maybe cut away a few fly away hairs with a pair of scissors. I go to a barber for a proper tidy and shape for my beard. I highly recommend it if you aren’t confident doing it yourself.
I have also watched hundreds of videos about beards as well as keep up to date with the goings-on of several high profile beardsters. Greg Berzinsky comes to mind as someone with another epic beard. His grey whiskers are the envy of every middle age man who wants a beard!
In the end, I have made a decision. I know my beard won’t be as good as Eric’s or Greg’s but by god it will be epic to me!
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